Sunday, April 16, 2023

Prying Eyes (2023)

 PRYING EYES is an incredible short horror film.

It’s the story of a young man who films people when they are unaware, who is told that someone died in his building and what happens after that.

While the actor playing the young man seems to be “acting” for the early parts of the film  he eventually falls into the role.  Actually any perceived short comings are over come by the strength of the story and the direction.Fan Ka-chun has made a killer film that has a genuine “oh crap” ending.

What makes the film work as well as it does is that the story doesn’t do what we expect. Yes, the images are creepy, but at the same time this is a film that is carried by the story. What is happening and why isn’t what you think and the shock at the ending is because of the final reveal, not because it’s a jump scare.  This is the way the best horror films work. Frankly I’m so enthralled by the plotting and construction that I want to see what Fan Ka-chun does with a full-fledged horror feature because the construction of this film is so good.

Highly recommended where ever you can find it.

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